Early Modern Women's Manuscript Poetry

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Jill Seal Millman, Gillian Wrigth
Manchester University Press, May 20, 2005 - Literary Collections - 282 pages
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Early modern women's manuscript poetry is an anthology of texts by fourteen women poets writing between 1589 and 1706. It is the only currently available anthology of early modern women's writing which focuses exclusively on manuscript material. Authors include Mary Sidney, Lucy Hutchinson and Katherine Philips; central figures in the emerging canon of early modern women writers, but whose work appears in a fresh and very different light in the manuscript context emphasised by this anthology. The volume also includes substantial excerpts from a recently discovered verse paraphrase of Genesis, thought to be by the previously unknown seventeenth-century writer Mary Roper, as well as selections from the unjustly neglected poet, Hester Pulter.
 

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Contents

British Library Additional MS 12047
15
Lady Mary Wroth Pamphilia to Amphilanthus
35
Anne Southwells poetry
57
Anna Leys posthumously collected writings
77
Presentation volume of Jane Cavendishs poetry
87
Lucy Hutchinsons Elegies
97
Hester Pullers Poems Breathed forth By The Nobel Hadassas
110
Presentation volume of Katherine Philipss verse
128
Julia Palmers Centuries of devotional verse
169
Mary Astells presentation manuscript for Archbishop Sancroft
182
Marie Burghopes country house poem The Vision
194
Octavia Walshs verse miscellany
215
Interpretative notes229
229
Select bibliography269
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Page 270 - Cantio: Or, Learned Decisions and most Prudent and Pious Directions for Students in Divinitie; Delivered by our late Soveraigne of Happie Memorie, King James, at White Hall a few weekes before his Death, London, 1629.

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Jill Seal Millman is a Research Fellow working on the Perdita Project in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at Warwick University.

Gillian Wright is a Research Fellow in the Department of English and Media Studies at Nottingham Trent University.

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